By Clark Collis
December 09, 2015 at 04:54 PM EST
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As the co-creator of Sherlock and a frequent writer on Doctor Who, Mark Gatiss is used to being The Man in the Know when it comes to small screen spoilers. But the actor-scribe is in the dark about when, or if, he will return to Game of Thrones.

On the last two seasons of the HBO fantasy show, Gatiss played Tycho Nestoris, a representative of the Iron Bank of Braavos. However, the Brit tells EW that he does not appear in the forthcoming season and has no idea what plans showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have for his character, assuming they have any at all.

But, hey, a man can dream!

“I have hopes,” says Gatiss. “I had dinner with Dan and David when we were in Croatia filming last year and I made what I thought was a very cogent pitch to be the last character alive in the whole saga. There should be a crane shot, everybody’s dead except me. Because, clearly, the only person who can survive is the bank.”

And how did the showrunners respond to this suggestion? “They smiled knowingly and probably made a note to organize my imminent death,” smiles Gatiss.

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You can see the trailer for the forthcoming special Christmas episode of Sherlock — which airs as part of the Masterpiece strand on PBS at 9 p.m. ET on Jan. 1 — below.


Game of Thrones, meanwhile, returns for its six season in April. 

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